My First Art Show

Some of the different neighbourhoods in Basingstoke hold yearly festivals, and the one most local to me decided to add a “county fair” style competition to their festival this year.

There were categories for photography, art and baking.  I was really interested in the baking but don’t have reliable kitchen facilities at the moment, so maybe next year.  But I did decide that I was going to enter a piece of art.

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I was very, very nervous when I dropped it off to the organizers.  Entering a competition like this was as nerve-wracking as my first craft fair.  I was taking something that I had created, something I put my time and effort and soul into, and asking strangers to judge me!


On the day of the festival I popped in to the competition tent to see if I won anything.

There weren’t a lot of entries in any of the contests, but it was a smallish show.  There were three entries in the Over 16s Art Contest.  Here is 1st place:

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It’s pretty impressive.  I like it.

Here’s 2nd place:

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What the hell?!

a) it’s ugly

b) if the definition of “art” is going to be that wide, next year I’m entering half a dead cow

I may not have taken the loss very well.  I don’t take rejection very well anyway.  I will try again next year though.  I haven’t decided about the dead cow yet.


About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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